We are very proud of the way these students have worked to be good leaders at this school and strong role models for their peers and our younger students.
Our Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 15 December was a celebration of the team efforts that have supported the learning and development of these students to grow from small children (Hans, who towers above our teachers, is pictured with two of our youngest students) who were highly dependent on parents and teachers, to young adolescents who are able to set their own goals, make strong decisions about their personal and social development, work collaboratively with peers and adults, and help each other learn.
During the Graduation Ceremony we heard addresses from Mr Marshall, Karen Gunton (Governing Council), Tash Christophers (SRC) and Year 7 class teachers. All students were involved in introducing a peer and we had speeches from the valedictory speakers of each class. There was a musical interlude presented by Josh,Toby, Noah, Nikki and Lily. Special Awards were presented by Jane-Ann Natar.
Bunnings at Marion very generously provided our students with a tree (citrus) which will be planted in the kitchen garden as a memento. Bunnings also provided each student with a pencil case with a few goodies in it. We were very proud that our year 7 students voted to donate these pencil cases to students who are more needy. They agreed that we will hand the pencil cases over to the Year 7s of 2017 and ask them to fill the pencil case with more pencils etc before sending them off to needy students in remote / or less well off Australian schools or overseas.
Details of the graduation ceremony and awards presentations will be posted on the school website early in 2017.